Recall date March 29, 2018
Models affected
  • 2012 Tesla Model S
  • 2013 Tesla Model S
  • 2014 Tesla Model S
  • 2015 Tesla Model S
  • 2016 Tesla Model S
Units affected 4,275

On certain vehicles, the bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture.

This could allow the power steering gear assist motor to move, causing the belt to slip which could result in a loss of power steering assist.

A loss of power steering assist would require additional steering effort which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.

Correction: Tesla service centers will replace the aluminum mounting bolts with coated steel bolts and will apply a corrosion-preventative sealer around the gear housing and connecting bolts.

If bolts are found to be broken or break during the removal process, Tesla will also install a new steering gear.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website